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Cratocentrus Cameron

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Chalcididae; Subfamily: Cratocentrinae)

Cratocentrus Cameron, 1907. Type species: Cratocentrus ruficornis Cameron, 1907.

Classification

 

Cratocentrus decoratus (Klug, 1834)

 

Cratocentrus maculicollis (Masi, 1944)

 

Cratocentrus pruinosus Steffan, 1959

 

Cratocentrus ruficornis Cameron, 1907

Distribution

Eritrea, Madagascar, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa. Also Oriental and Palaearctic regions (Egypt).

Biology

Parasitoids of xylophagous beetles (Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae).

References

Cameron, P. 1907. Descriptions of species of parasitic Hymenoptera, chiefly in the collections of the South African Museum, Cape Town. (Second paper) Annals of the South African Museum 5: 203-225.

Klug, F. 1834. Pars zoologica. Insecta. (In: Ehrenberg, C.G., 1829-1845.) Symbolae physicae, seu icones et descriptiones corporum naturalium novorum aut minus cognitorum, etc. Dec.:i-v, 50 plates. Berlin

Masi, L. 1944. Materiali per lo stodio di due generi di Brachymeriinae: Cerachalcis Schmied. in litt e Macrochalcis n. (Hymen. Chalcididae). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 62: 112-139.

Steffan, J.R. 1959. Revision de la tribu des Cratocentrini (Hymen. Chalcididae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 33: 287-325.

Credits

Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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